Creativity and Innovation

Treasures of American History

Creativity and Innovation

Since its inception, the United States has defined itself as an innovative nation, and the National Museum of American History has documented this creative spirit in its many forms.

From science and technology to the arts, a dynamic interaction of ideas, traditions, and talents has fueled new achievements and influenced the national experience. Innovation has been inspired by complex and varied motivations—and has also come with unintended consequences.

Thomas Edison, 1901
Library of Congress